Mrs. Gloria Gay Gilliam Vincent Graham, age 78, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, at St. Claire Healthcare in Morehead, Kentucky.
She was born March 19, 1942, in Wevaco, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Owen and Gaythel Gilliam.
Gloria loved life and from a very young age came to know her Savior and Lord who was her stronghold, friend, guide, and faithful joy through the years. Her lifelong passion was study of the Word, music, piano, accordion, baritone, and voice. Creativity in arts and teaching them to others was such fun and her love of homemaking, cooking for others, and entertaining came easily and rewarded her the opportunituies to share in close one on one with family and friends.
Gloria was an avid reader and lifelong learner. She was an eager teacher! She loved people and seeing them respond to the Word was her greatest joy beyond her personal relationship with the Lord and love for her family. Her deepest sorrow was not being able to be near family most of her life, but there was never doubt of her loving desire to be all they needed and see them truly happy. She considered herself a quiet woman of faith, deeply blessed and fulfilled in life and gave praise and glory to her Lord who was faithful to the end.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Graham; one brother; and two sisters.
Gloria is survived by two sons, John Owen Vincent (Lisa) of Houston, Texas, and David Allen Vincent of Texas; two daughters, Renee Vincent Bien (Robert) of Florida, and Sharon Vincent of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; 10 grandchildren, Tiffany Vincent Wisdom, Bradley Vincent, Austin Vincent, Steely Logan Vincent, David Lee Vincent, Nathan Charles Vincent, Danielle Thomas, Cari Thomas, Hannah Thomas, and Tyler Bredal; eight great grandchildren, Shelby Wisdom, Tara Wisdom, Samantha Wisdom, Bradley Vincent Jr., David Walter Vincent, Robin Vincent, Jenna Thomas, and Evelyn Renee Thomas; four amazing brothers, Major Owen (Linda\Glenna) of Olive Hill, Kentucky, John (Patricia) of Augusta, Georgia, David (Kathryn) of Weirton, West Virginia, and Major Brian (Loretta) of Wesley Chapel, Florida; niece, Captain Lauren Boatman; nephews, Owen Andrew Gilliam, Major Paul Gilliam (Deanna), Major Timothy Gilliam (Cheryl), Major Mark Gilliam (Becky), Stephen Gilliam, Major David Brooks Gilliam (Lori), Rob Gilliam (Chellie), and Michel Gilliam (Jessica); great nieces, Katelyn Paul (Phillip), Abigail Gilliam, Emily Gilliam, Alexis Boatman, Liesl Gilliam, Ashley Gilliam, Ashleigh Gilliam, and Ella Rose Paul; and great nephews, David Owen Gilliam, Benjamin Gilliam, Isaac Gilliam, Jacob Gilliam, Tobias Gilliam, Michael Brock Gilliam, Nikolai Gilliam, Sebastian Gilliam and Eli Samuel Paul. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020, at the Kiser-Gilliam Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Major Dean Moretz officiating.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, is caring for all arrangements for Gloria Gay Gilliam Vincent Graham.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to The Salvation Army, 2212 Carter Ave., Ashland, Kentucky 41101.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.globefc.com.